Coming Out

Everything you need to know about coming out as LGBT. The process of coming out varies for each person. Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people come out to friends and family at an early age, while others lead a more private life. Activists such as Harvey Milk advocated for all LGBT people to come out of the closet, in order to help increase visibility of the cause and sway the hearts and minds of the American public. For many, the process is difficult and ongoing throughout a lifetime.

The young actor used the internet to identify his sexuality.

November 23 2015 3:10 PM

The Olympic skier came out on the cover of ESPN The Magazine and says reaction in the sports world is 'mixed.'

November 20 2015 6:09 PM

When he came out in 2009, rugby player Gareth Thomas became one of the most famous gay men in the U.K. He now recounts what led to his escape from the closet in this wrenching except from his memoir, Proud.

November 18 2015 8:29 AM

Spenser Clark is the bat boy for the Nationals as well as the ball boy for the Washington Wizards basketball team and a senior in college.

November 12 2015 10:18 AM

Her mother's heartfelt reaction every single time is incredibly touching.

October 30 2015 12:41 PM

Data released by the social network shows more people every day are going online to come out.

October 16 2015 9:18 AM